There is a new trend taking form in the Western world through the mainstream media and that is the glamorization of the head scarf - more commonly known as the hijab. When looking at the current state of the world, Islam is being forced onto all of humanity as a “ruling force” and the glamorization of the hijab, niqab and burqa is only one aspect of their intended takeover.
Picture of a woman wearing a hijab.
Picture of a woman wearing a niqab.
Last, but not least: the burka.
For starters, the hijab, niqab and burqa are predominantly worn in Muslim populated countries that adhere to Sharia Law. For those that are unaware of what Sharia Law is, here is a simplified definition: a series of religious, political and civil decrees written in the Quran. When abiding by this law, a woman may not leave her home without the hijab and in more strict countries like Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan, the niqab and burqa. In general, Sharia Law is meant to oppress women, starting as young girls, by taking away their basic rights and identity.
More recently the Liberal media has begun to push the normalization and glamorization of wearing the hijab, especially through big name corporations like Nike and CoverGirl. The head scarf is now being worn by models and celebrities like Alicia Keys, Gigi Hadid and Gisele Bundchen. This is one of the most common ways to brainwash the general public into accepting a form of slavery - which in this case is Islam.
Alicia Keys in a niqab; unrealistically showing her leg.
Model wearing American flag as niqab; unrealistically showing her nipples.
Pictured above are only two examples of the mainstream media trying to attract American women to converting to Islam. It should be noted that in most Islamic countries a woman would be beheaded on the spot for showing her leg or any part of her body - especially a nipple. What is most disappointing is that Alicia Keys has become an advocate of embracing one’s natural beauty and stepping into one’s power as a woman; this is most likely why she was chosen to take this photograph and promote Islam as “beautiful” and “liberating”. The truth is if Alicia Keys posted this photo in a Muslim country, her leg would have been chopped off or she would’ve been stoned to death in public. Why? To a devoted Muslim, she is enticing men and calling sexual attention to herself which is unacceptable within their religion and culture. Alicia Keys, like so many other celebrities in America, has a huge audience that looks up to her as a role model. Why not use that platform to bring awareness to the abuse and mistreatment of Muslim women, especially within the Middle East?
YouTuber Dina Tokio
YouTube / Instagram personality Begum Sham
Instagram personality Sabina Hannan
Besides American celebrities glamorizing Islam, specific social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube are pushing many American and UK Muslim women’s social media accounts into popularity. Women like Dina Tokio and Sabina Hannan, among others, have become social media stars with over 100k subscribers and followers across their social media platforms. Both use vanity as a tactic to attract Muslim and non-Muslim women alike. They post “cute” and “chic” ways to wear the hijab and make-up tutorials which also attracts a non-Muslim audience. Whether these women realize it or not, they are choosing to manipulate and deceive an audience of young girls and women by creating a false perception of what being a Muslim is actually like. Their social media presences and posts alone are punishable as stated in the Quran:
“And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.” (Quran 24:13).
Another direct quote from the Quran: “…and make not a dazzling display [of yourself], like that of the former Times of ignorance…Allah only wishes to remove all abomination from you…” (Quran 33:32-33)
In Islam, the Quran is the word of Allah (“God”) and Allah has clearly stated that a woman must not present herself in a beautiful or fashionable way. They are considered an abomination if they do and can be punished as a result.
Is this way of life really something we wish to adopt within America? Do we want our daughters growing up suppressing themselves and who they are for fear of being raped, hit or even killed? There is nothing glamorous or empowering about being a Muslim woman. The hijab does not symbolize sexual freedom and no amount of positive publicity can change this fact. A hijab, niqab or burqa can never represent a free world. Do not be fooled by women like Dina Tokio, Begum Sham and Sabiha Hannan - they do not represent the majority of Muslim women and their lifestyles. In an Islamic country, like Somalia or Saudi Arabia, these women wouldn’t have made it past their first YouTube video. Either their fathers would have been pressured into killing them or the Islamic government themselves would kill them - that is Sharia Law.
As American women, we have the right to express ourselves in a way that is empowering and unique to our identity. This is an advantage that many religious nations do not have. Due to liberalism, we are now seeing a growing trend of women in the free world embracing the hijab and niqab as a fashion statement. This new trend is a dangerous one because it can lead to acceptance of other Islamic laws - even more drastic ones. The power we hold in Western countries is something we take for granted. American and/or European women haven’t experienced this form of oppression and slavery themselves, they don’t understand how damaging it is to accept Islam for the sake of political correctness.
Our hope is that you, the reader, use this article as a starting point to do more research. The mainstream media will try and convince you that Islam is freedom but it is the complete opposite. Glamorizing the hijab, niqab and burqa is only the beginning stages of brainwashing Americans into accepting yet another form of slavery. We look to progressive nations like the United States, Canada and the all of Europe to protect our fundamental rights - not promote oppression of an entire gender. This is not a fallacy or some far-fetched prediction. History has shown us what happens to nations that adhere to Sharia Law; are we going to allow this or fight it?